Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pink Roses

So far the latest informal poll shows that Pink Roses are considered by many to be their most romantic flower.  DH notices that there are pink roses in the bed in front of the tractor shed. I prefer the brightest oranges and yellows of the beds in the front garden and the more purple toned pinks of Rose de Rescht and Reine des Violettes.

Carolyn's post on Diversity on Monday was illustrated by a Diversity of Pink Roses.

Among the Favs in my garden:

Belinda's Dream


roses
Carefree Delight


Rose de Rescht & Gulf Frit
Rose de Rescht


Gene Boerner, my fav floribunda, even better than Knockout. Shown with Loropetalum
Gene Boerner

Nearly 50 years ago, my DH's only sister, then a teenager, had a tonsillectomy. As she roused from the anesthetic, her father asked her if she wanted anything. "Pink Roses!" she said, and he saw that she got them.

26 comments:

  1. I am not a pink rose fan, but "Carefree Delight' is a fantastic rose. I like its antique look and appreciate its vigor.

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  2. Pink is my least favorite rose too, but Carefree Delight, or any of the singles always charm me. Yellow roses are my favorite and Carefree Sunshine wins on both counts of singles and yellow. :-)
    Frances

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  3. I love white roses too, but I chose pink in the list. They were what I had in a wedding bouquet, 3 different dark pink roses with a little sprig of rosemry here and there and 2 butterflies (not real ones!). So yep, Pink, but it depends on the shade. I also love the purple-y colours.

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  4. I'm quite promiscuous when it comes to flowers. I love them all -- which pretty much explains the sad state of my overstuffed garden, or at least of my overspent garden budget.

    I have one main rose, New Dawn, which happens to be pink, selected for its toughness and ability to flower in part shade. The roses I've tried to add have been in the pink range as a result. But I love the yellow single climber 'Golden Wings' and my garden would look very different if I'd been able to grow it.

    For me, the most romantic flowers are the ones my husband gives me... whatever they may be.

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  5. I would say pink roses are my least favourite but then I think about what blooms around here, and I gotta tell you about a cool rugosa hybrid called Polareis. It's white with pink tinging, or is it pink with white washing? Either way, it's one of my favourites because it's not 'ordinary' pink (whatever that might be) and the fragrance is completely divine. It's also tough as nails and unlike some rugosas, it doesn't runner everywhere, just forms a gradually larger and larger shrub, flowering its head off from June til frost. Mmmmm.

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  6. Love the roses, but I like many roses. I didn't choose a romantic flower....it could be anything from a plucked buttercup to a handful of wildflowers to a single rose.....it is the thought behind the gift that makes it romantic, in my book.

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  7. Interesting, but not surprising (at least in the colour). Most women want the pink roses, most men, the red, and us floral designers are torn between orange and /or yellow, or white for a sophisticated look.

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  8. What pretty pink roses. The first one is beautiful. I love all the petals in the blooms.

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  9. I am a HUGE pink fan. Belinda's Dream is very romantic-looking as is Duchesse de Brabant.

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  10. I love that Belinda's Dream, very pretty!

    I haven't tried roses yet since we moved....they are on the list tho.

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  11. I'm not really a pink rose person but there is one little rose that I would like to make room for in my garden. Not sure if you grow it in the USA but its called Ballerina and its also got single flowers tho smaller than the single one in this picture.

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  12. Lovely pictures and fun to do the survey. I was surprised at the results.

    My favorite rose is Mutabalis--a China rose with profligate blooming habits. Yellow, apricot, pink and crimson blooms on the bush at once.
    Wish I had a place here where the deer couldn't get a large rose bush and I could let a mutabalis go.

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  13. Yeah! I'm glad pink won...that is the one I chose. I have grown Carefree Delight before, but not the others you have featured. I did have a 'Bewitched' pink rose bush years ago that was extremely prolific.

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  14. I also enjoy Carefree Delight, it is a favorite. It does well in my hot dry front yard. They say that wearing the pink color make people receptive to you. I try to wear pink when I go to the dentist. LOL

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  15. Although we're not currently growing any roses, at our last house, of all the roses we planted (and we had many), David Austin's 'Kathryn Morley' was an unstoppable pink rose.

    Despite our rust-prone white 'Winchester Cathedral' roses growing nearby, 'Kathryn Morley' was never affected. It was hands down the most reliable re-blooming pink rose, the tallest, and the most trouble-free in our garden (with the exception of our rugosas). As pink roses go, 'Kathryn Morley' will probably always be a favorite of mine!

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  16. I have several pink roses, including 'Belinda's Dream'. I have to admit that I am kind of shocked at the state of my roses after the cold weather we have had. They are really burned, and I can't wait to whack them back next month. But when they bloom, they are gorgeous!

    I have 'Ballerina' and she is charming. "Queen Elizabeth' is one of my favorites, because she is just regal, as her name would imply. 'Cl. Pinkie' is a great charmer, as is 'Katy Road Pink', 'Caldwell Pink', and 'Mutabelis'. There are a few others, but my brain is failing, I swear I can't remember their names.

    I have a red that is stunning, called 'Dame de Couer', and that is the prettiest red rose. Well, except for the red rose, 'Sevillianna'; She is knock down gorgeous, too. and blooms up a storm most of the year.

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  17. Your roses look so pretty. I wonder whether do they turn into rosehips.
    Here in my place, roses only have their glorious moment in the morning. After that, its goes thru the blast of heat that makes the flower look exploded.

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  18. Your roses look so pretty. I wonder whether do they turn into rosehips.
    Here in my place, roses only have their glorious moment in the morning. After that, its goes thru the blast of heat that makes the flower look exploded.

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  19. When thinking what might be my favorite color for roses, what comes to mind is, "A rose is a rose is a rose."

    Sounds like your father-in-law was quite a wonderful daddy.

    donna

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  20. I voted for pink roses, I've got three in my garden so far. Although yellow roses are a pretty close second.
    I love the single pink rose, so pretty!

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  21. I am swooning. I adore pink roses, voted pink, of course, and yours are lovely. Such a treat on yet another gray day in Ohio.

    I've been pouring over my David Austin catalog and leaning toward 'Wildeve' or 'Anne Boleyn' to plant in a container. Can spring hurry, please?

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  22. I probably should have voted for the pink rose -- seeing as how they adorn every corner of my garden. :) But, I love Camellias, too, and no one had voted for them! :D

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  23. Although not a "pink rose" fan, I did enjoy some of your singles. Delightful pics.

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  24. Funny, come to think of it, all my roses are pink, or a deep pink/maroon. It's one of my favorite colors.

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  25. Pink roses, I have quite a few myself. Yours are really pretty and I don't have a one of them.

    I wouldn't say pink roses are my favorite, as I love a lot of different colors. Roses speak to me, if you know what I mean. When I've bought them, it's a combination of things that makes me purchase, scent, color, and form. To me they all should have a scent.

    As far as romantic goes, I told my DH many, many years ago, that I would rather have living flowers than a dieing bouquet, so my gardens are romantic to me because they are filled with love from him, not just in roses but other plants as well.

    Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

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  26. Carefree Delight blooms are so simple, but so charming...

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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